The emergence and proliferation of cryptocurrencies is a uniquely global phenomenon. No single country can claim its origins, and developers and users from around the world collectively comprise its vast and expansive community.
Nowhere is this more evident than on the crypto summit circuit, which features a wide variety of interesting speakers and unique perspectives in countries around the world.
Of course, even the most ardent crypto fanatics can’t go to everything, so here are just five of the can’t miss crypto events to attend this summer.
1. Consensus – New York City, U.S.A
Undoubtedly, Consensus presented by CoinDesk is the biggest crypto event of the year. Happening May 13th – May 15th, the conference features more than 8,000 attendees and 250 speakers from some of the industry’s most prominent projects.
Although this year’s schedule is still forthcoming, past events included representatives like Square and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton.
Taking place at the New York Hilton Midtown, Consensus is a potent combination of industry movers, crypto fanatics, and press coverage. The conference bills itself as “a big-tent for the industry,” and the gathering lives up to the title.
2. Barcelona Trading Conference (BTC) – Barcelona, Spain
This two-day conference on July 10th and 11th is all about the "behind the scenes" of the crypto trading space. Featuring presentations on stablecoins, institutional applications, and blockchain business models, this conference is professional and purposeful.
It gathers institutional investors, market makers, exchanges, and trading-oriented startups to learn about the most significant industry trends and to foster collaborative relationships that can augment the next phase of the crypto ecosystem.
What's most interesting about BTC is the exhibition hall established in the biggest congress center in South Europe, CCIB. Instead of just having speaking halls, the host of the event (FinanceMagnates) have decided to include interactive workshops and a big exhibition hall where each participant can have a booth, a stand or even a whole lobby – thereby incentivizing networking and opportunities.
3. CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit - London, United Kingdom
Taking place on June 12th on the banks of the River Thames, the CryptoCompare London Digital Asset Summit features a day of networking and presentations focusing on bridging the gap between the cryptoasset industry and traditional finance.
With an impressive line-up of speakers including Andreas M. Antonopoulos, podcast host Peter McCormack and CoinShares CSO Meltem Demirors, the conference will highlight increasing institutional involvement in the space, regulation, and disruptive financial tools entering the crypto space.
With London fast becoming one of Europe’s premier crypto hubs, the summit is a good opportunity to gain an insight into the fast-moving crypto scene.
4. Paris Blockchain Week Summit – Paris, France
Paris Blockchain Week Summit is the main event of the city’s Blockchain Week. The summit takes place on April 16th and 17th and features timely topics from more than 100 speakers. In addition to an array of presentations, this year’s event features a live show with The Bad Crypto Podcast and panel presentations moderated by representatives from Bloomberg and CNN.
Thematically, the conference is forward-thinking, covering issues including EU regulation, stable coins, decentralized exchanges, security tokens, and more.
With more than 1,500 people attending the event, it is one of the most notable crypto experience in Europe.
5 Malta Blockchain Summit – Malta
Last year, Malta earned its title as The Blockchain Island, as the country announced three bills supporting the technology at the conference. This year, Malta is announcing a fourth bill that’s expected to give D.A.O its own legal standing while other developments related to artificial intelligence are also in the works.
Therefore, this year’s event on May 23rd and 24th is uniquely focused on AI, big data, blockchain, and quantum technologies. With more than 8,000 attendees and 200 speakers, the summit promises to provide to make headlines as new developments are announced and discussed.
Featuring an array of speakers ranging from developers to diplomats, this conference features timely conversations in one of the world’s leading countries for blockchain development.
As the weather is warming up, so are the plans for this year’s crypto conferences. Nobody can attend them all, but the global crypto community has many opportunities to gather, learn, and collaborate in the creation of the decentralized future. Pick one or attend many. Either way, you will not be disappointed.